Today I replaced the florescent fixture that I installed sixteen years ago with a custom set of under cabinet LED lights that a contractor friend gave me. "Free is always a great price!" Now we have lighting spanning both cabinets instead of one light above the coffee pot.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Our back door frame had developed wood rot on the bottom left corner so I spent a few hours yesterday cutting out the rotten wood and repairing it with pressure treated wood. I also replaced the threshold plate since I had to remove it to do the repair.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Over the years our garage door suffered a rotted threshold plate and need to be replaced. I priced a new pre-hung door and found the $289.00 price tag a bit steep so decided to do the repair myself with Marco’s help!
Replacing the threshold plate. Marco is standing guard at the top right, lol!
Rot removed from both sides of the door frame and plate. Install all new pressure treated lumber and repainted! Since I used lumber, sealant and paint I already had the cost of repair was zero!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today was an exciting day on NASA TV as the Japanese ATV (Automated transfer Vehicle) approached and docked with the International Space Station. I got up at 5:30AM to watch but was disappointed when video signal was lost during the approach and I was treated to an animation, lol! NASA finally showed the filmed approach and docking video taken from the cupola. It was a fantastic view!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If you have been following the family blog you have no doubt seen that I have been very busy in my spare time working on house hold projects/honey do lists such as the bedroom beautification project, wooden floors in the hall and stairway and wooden floors in the den to name a few.
I thought it might be nice to post a few pictures of my shop in the basement. It is well equipped and comfortable to work in. Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Looking across my layout table in the center of the room at my tool bench.
Looking the other way towards the layout table.
Air compressor station.
Dewalt chop saw station
Delta band saw station.
Delta sanding station.
Delta table saw.
New Kreg Jig installed on my layout table.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
During our recent cold wave Marco retreated under a blanket to have his mid day nap exposing only his nose for breathing, lol!
Marco tried so hard to stay awake during yesterdays Falcon football game but lost the battle by half time!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Using the Kreg Jig that Beth bought me for Christmas I was able to build a queen size headboard for our newly decorated bedroom.
Side rails with caps.
A bit of sanding and a few coats of antique black paint tomorrow and it will be ready to install!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Monday morning snow total was 6".
Looking north down our street!
Our side yard!
McBirdfeeders is closed today!
Snow wolves at the back door!
The pack staying warm with coffee and coffee cake!
Four wheelers, inner tubes, a few ropes and kids equal a lot of fun in the snow!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Pope John Paul II declared in a public audience
in 1990 that "also the animals possess a soul and
men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren".
He said, too, that they are the "fruit of the creative
action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect," and are
as near to God as men are."
Amen to that!